A Scotswoman's Diary

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A Scotswoman's Diary was a pioneering series on the Scottish Programme aimed at women, broadcast fortnightly on Sunday afternoons between May 1936 and July 1937. It consisted of "comments on current Scottish affairs from the feminine angle and matters of particular interest to women".

The listings in the Radio Times for the first programme in the series described it so:

For most listeners, the problem of broadcasting is not to find enough interesting material in the programmes, but to get time to listen to all they want to hear. The housewife may, by careful economy of her hours, sit down to listen to a talk in the morning, but the business girl must necessarily miss most of what is broadcast during the day. This Scotswoman's Diary, consisting of comments on current Scottish affairs from the feminine angle and matters of particular interest to women, has been found a place in the programmes at a time when housewife and business girl may be free to listen.[1]

Each edition was fronted by a single presenter, the complete list was: Constance I. Herries, Elsie N. Adam, Ann Scott Moncrieff, Mary Carson, Elizabeth Macpherson, Rhoda Spence and Mrs. Burnett Smith.

References

  1. Programme listings for 3 May 1936, Radio Times, Issue 657, 1 May 1936 (BBC Genome)